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Teaching Assistant (Advanced) x3 (ref ATA0913)

Island Learning Centre Albany Road Newport Isle of Wight PO30 5HZ

Hays scale 7A or 7E, £22,571 to £23,953 (£16,088 to £17,073)

Vacancy Reference: ATA0913

Closing Date: 26/09/2022

Contract Type: Fixed term in the first instance until 31/08/2023
Hours: 30 per week, term time only plus 5 development days


3 x Teaching Assistants (Advanced) to support the academic and emotional development of students in our provision. 30 hours per week, term time only plus 5 development days.

These roles are to support students 1 to 1 who are receiving their education at The Island Learning Centre, additionally you may be required to attend off-site provisions if this forms part of their educational offer.

The Island Learning Centre is a pupil referral unit that supports some of the most vulnerable young people on the island. An exciting opportunity now exists to join our highly inclusive school.

Do you have experience of enabling children with low self-esteem and challenging behaviour to remove their barriers to learning and to accelerate their academic and personal progress?  If you want to make a difference to children’s lives and are enthusiastic and emotionally resilient, then we want to hear from you. We can offer you a dedicated and supportive staff team and opportunities for personal and career development.

The Island Learning Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before appointment is confirmed.  


PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 26th September 2022
Interviews will be on the week beginning Wednesday 10th October 2022